Tuesday’s Tip | DIY Postpartum Cooling Pads

Today’s Tuesday’s Tip post is a little TMI but is for all my pregnant beauties out there that will be giving birth soon. I really hope you find this post helpful as these are such a life saver. Your lady garden will thank you for these as it’s not the most pleasant things when you give birth naturally and your all sore, stitched and bruised.

These Postpartum Cooling Pads are so easy to make and you can whip up about 20-30 in about 15-20 mins. Get yourself sitting comfortably and get a little production line going to get these prepped and ready for use after birth.

What You Will Need:

Chlorine Free Cotton Maternity Pads (Natracare are the only natural sanitary products I like to use) I mean they’re much safer to use and healthier all round, if you can get some that are biodegradable too then that’s an added bonus. The less that goes to landfill the better.


Witch Hazel is a natural, soothing skin remedy that helps to reduce inflammation and heal wounds. The most important thing when choosing your brand of witch hazel for making your own cooling pads is to avoid the ones that have alcohol in them as it could cause irritation.


Organic Aloe Vera Gel is another fantastic natural soothing treatment for your skin. Again, when choosing Aloe Vera gel make sure it’s organic and only contains pure ingredients as again you really don’t want to be irritating your lady garden.

Spray Bottle any little bottle will do I had a load of mini ones in my cupboard, you can head to the Poundshop and buy yourself a stainless steel one or even have a look in your travel sets as you might find one in there.


Reusable Zip Bag I use freezer bags as they can be reused and if your trying to cut down your plastic usage these are good for that.


Lavender Essential Oil this is an optional step, you can add 2-3 drops of this to your witch hazel spray bottle. This will help to reduce swelling and inflammation.


How To Make Postpartum Cooling Pads

Step 1: Take out the maternity pads, if yours are in wrappers then leave it attached to the wrapper.

Step 2: Add a thin layer of Aloe Vera gel to the entire length of the pad, if you have wings on yours again, you don’t need to add any to the wings just to the pad itself.

Step 3: Spray your pad with the Witch Hazel from your spray bottle.

Step 4: Fold the pad and pop it into your freezer bag, I used the medium sized ones so you can fit 10 of these in one bag. Then pop them into your freezer and just grab them as needed.

It’s really that simple. You can make these in advance for yourself or they also make great baby shower gifts for the mummy to be. Use them as needed for cooling, soothing relief after birth.


I hope all my pregnant mummy to be’s enjoy this tip. I look forward to hearing from you if you’ve used this tip. Do you have any tips you like to use to soothe your lady garden after a natural birth??


Lots of Love




  1. 10/05/2019 / 2:30 pm

    Oh this sounds great! Thank you for sharing this with us Rachel, I’m going to look into doing this as I’ve got 2 weeks left ? I definitely think they’ll come in handy! And i’ll definitely let you know how I get on with them!

    Thanks for the tip!

    • Rachel
      10/05/2019 / 6:25 pm

      Not a problem, I really hope they do come in handy and help you, look forward to hearing how you got on xx

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